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Confederate (CSV)


Joseph Coleman Hollingsworth

(1835 - 1862)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He mustered as Private in Company H, First Texas Infantry on 24 June 1861 in New Orleans. He was promoted to 2nd Sergeant on 15 May 1862. He was wounded at 2nd Manassas on 30 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the hand in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 18 October 1862 in Frederick, MD. He was probably originally buried in Frederick and later reinterred in Winchester.

References & notes

Service information from Davis1 and Simpson.2 Sharpsburg wound detail from a 22 September casualty list by Lt. Col. Work published in the Galveston News of 1 November 1862. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He was replaced as Sergeant, Co. H by his brother Nathan Hollingsworth. There were 4 brothers in the Company. The third brother William Hollingsworth was killed at Sharpsburg. The 4th, George Hollingsworth, survived the war.


04/12/1835 in MS


10/10/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Stonewall Confederate Cemetery, Winchester, VA


1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, Pg. 142  [AotW citation 1520]